Hamiltonians inspect the model of the town development scheme
In the first semester of 1989, the Community Design Studio was invited by the Hamilton City Council to prepare a Town Revitalisation Study for Hamilton City. Over a period of three months students engaged in exhaustive consultation with the community, hosting several exhibitions and design workshops at prominent city locations. The result was a Comprehensive Development Plan, included and detailed in the 250 page Hamilton Report. The guidelines developed in the study formed the basis for the eventual development of the Hamilton CBD and the riverside with a great many of the design principles included and integrated into the Council's District Scheme. Significantly, they drew attention, for the first time, to major cultural issues concerning Maori wahi tapu that might be integrated creatively into the District Scheme. The status and development of the Waikato River environment played a major role in these recommendations.
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